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Associate Project Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10044557 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disneyland Resort Date posted Mar. 13, 2023

Job Summary:

As an Associate Project Manager, you will be accountable to ensure that all assigned projects are properly scoped, designed, and executed with an emphasis on strict scope, budget, and schedule control. Has full accountability for the implementation of assigned projects. Must perform accountabilities according to established operating procedures and is expected to take an active role in continually improving these processes. The position objective is to successfully manage each assigned project from inception to completion. The goal of this position is to continually deliver projects within the approved budget and schedule with the highest quality and most cost-effectively and efficiently.

You will report to the Manager of Programs.

You Will:


  • Be responsible for overall project safety, obtaining final approval for contractor submitted safety plans and compliance to the project safety plan. Includes compliance to all regulatory (OSHA) requirements, corporate governance requirements, and Facilities Asset Management (FAM) Standard Operating Guide (SOG).


  • Be responsible for the development, planning, execution, and closeout of all aspects of the project throughout the project life. Includes project design, development, implementation, budget, cash flow reporting, and maintaining accurate Estimated Forecast to Complete (EFC) for financial reporting, and maintenance of all job files.

  • Lead project scope development and options analysis. Lead project estimate development and review with the support of the Project Estimator. Develop project implementation strategy and schedule with the support of Project Scheduler. Obtain funding approval before implementation with the support of the Project Controller.

  • Closely manage project timelines and schedules to manage client expectations and ensure minimum impact on Operations.


  • Assemble project teams with internal and external resources to complete all assigned projects.

  • Oversee the efforts of all project team members to ensure that they are working as an integrated team in delivering against project goals.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with team members and customers/clients.

  • Partner with all lines of business (LOB) to ensure the final product best meets the intended business objective.


  • Provide support for the administration of contracts including the scope of work, unit costing items, bid alternates, and operational constraints required for contract preparation.


  • Be responsible for the project schedule, establishing critical path tasks to ensure schedule compliance, and ensuring proper man loading requirements of the contractor to achieve the desired completion date.


  • Be responsible for coordinating operational constraints and job objectives together to achieve a seamless project. Including timely communication with Business Partners, Clients, and management regarding project status, schedule, and financial and guest impacts.

  • Communicate project information effectively to LOB client and all impacted Resort divisions and management


  • Be technically competent with various software programs such as construction management software and Microsoft suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) Utilize project and contract management systems in the daily operation of the business.


  • Be responsible for timely issuance of field directives, collection of costing concurrence memos, conversion to change orders, and management approval to allow for accurate Estimated Forecast to Complete (EFC) reporting and timely job closeout.

  • Manage project budgets and provide timely project spending updates with the support of the Project Controller.

  • Work closely with the Program Manager to accomplish objectives and improve business processes. Focus on continuous performance improvement and efficiency.

You Will Have:

  • Four years of project management/construction management in hospitality, commercial and industrial construction. Theme Park construction experience is a plus.

  • Proven knowledge of project management process and demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of projects over $4M annually.

  • Proven knowledge of project accounting, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, document management, best value contracting, contract management, and cost forecasting.

  • Knowledge of construction materials, methods, and techniques. Familiarity with all construction applicable codes, i.e., UBC, NEC & UFC.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to prepare presentations for department management reviews that drive related decisions.

  • Outstanding attention to detail and organization skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated computer skills in Windows, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Ability to communicate with all levels, including hourly crafts as well as executives.

  • Ability to prepare and deliver executive presentations.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to identify project-related risks and propose mitigation plans.

Required Education:

  • Four-year college degree (BA / BS) in project/construction management or related field and 2+ years of project/ construction related experience; or 2 years of college and 8+ years of applicable hands-on project/construction experience.

Preferred Education:

  • MBA in Project / Construction Management or related field.

  • Knowledge of Primavera P6, MS Access, and/ or PMWeb.

The hiring range for this position in Anaheim, CA is $84,460.00 to $113,300.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographical region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Our Benefits: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at


About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every day.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Disneyland Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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